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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

click2005 News at 11: (145 comments)

Dingo states the obvious

about two weeks ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

click2005 Re:What? (382 comments)

No Death Star so I tried to Kickstarter one.. how the hell do I exploit this for lols?

about 2 months ago

Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

click2005 Re:So this means... (214 comments)

I doubt many people feel bad for downloading porn for free

Download porn? Watching it more than once feels too much like a relationship.

about 2 months ago

Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

click2005 Re:Controversy? (215 comments)

AAA - A game title that cost more to market and push down people's throats than the cost to actually make it. You can tell these games because theres more trailers, teasers and cut-scenes leaked than actual footage.

Analogy: A turd in a very pretty & shiny box.

about 3 months ago

Vodafone Reveals Warrantless Wiretapping

click2005 Re:A number of countries?? Say it ain't so! (73 comments)

The government and politicians will listen eventually, and all it takes is a lot of letter-writing and actual voting.

That just shows how little you know about how government works. I suggest you watch if you want to learn the truth.

Lawrence Lessig's SuperPACs might be the only thing that could actually change things and even that is a long shot.

about 3 months ago

Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

click2005 Re:bulk? / Typo? (142 comments)

Its 3.5 million (not billion).

The $2 million is mentioned on page 26 of the tax filing.

about 3 months ago

AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

click2005 Re:Or call your credit card company ... (228 comments)

Except that is a great segue into a scam.

- The last four digits of your card are pretty easy to get - they are typically printed out on paper / transmitted in the clear.
- If they have your email (not hard), and they can get you to respond to your message, then they try to have you give them the rest of the card number (for security) and, for even more 'security' your PIN number and
- Profit!

Seriously? Are you stupid enough to give out your PIN ever? If the person is giving this out, no amount of security is going to help.
There are any number of ways that the CC company could verify the authenticity, the last 4 digits was purely to identify the card.

about 3 months ago

AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

click2005 Re:Or call your credit card company ... (228 comments)

A text whenever your credit card was used saying "Card with number ending in xxxx was used in location yyyy, if this was a fraudulent charge reply to this text" would work just as well without the privacy issue of tracking locations.

about 3 months ago

Interviews: Jennifer Granick Answers Your Questions

click2005 What??? (35 comments)

"It interferes with the sanctity of search, which should be about getting people the most relevant results. Instead, it allows individuals to try to hide information about themselves, even if true. "

So only Google, governments & the MPAA/RIAA should be allowed to manipulate search results? Search results are already contaminated so how is giving everyone the chance to do it worse than a select few?

about 3 months ago

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

click2005 Re: His 'role in the site' (221 comments)

Yes, the innocent are never imprisoned for political reasons.

about 4 months ago

Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

click2005 Re:They can send a ping to the moon.... (131 comments)

LADEE cost over $300 million.

Yeah and with Comcast as an ISP its stuck with a 30GB/month bandwidth cap too.

about 4 months ago

Why Lavabit Shut Down

click2005 Re:USA, the land of freedom (304 comments)

Facts seem to disagree with you, the US trade deficit is higher than any other nation... bigger than the next 9 countries combined.

about 4 months ago

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

click2005 Re:No. Absolutely not. (113 comments)

On your barbeque obviously, the beer helps prevent cancer.

about 4 months ago

Autodesk Unveils 3d Printer As It Aims To Become Industry's Android

click2005 Re:Any material? (85 comments)

There is a 3D food printer on Kickstarter canned Foodini, it prints almost any food that can be squirted out a tube so bacon paste maybe.

about 4 months ago



ACSLaw gets more of fines than rights holders

click2005 click2005 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

click2005 (921437) writes "ACS:Law, the controversial London-based solicitors' firm involved in making copyright claims, keeps about 40% of the payments made by alleged filesharers, while rights holders receive between 20% and 30%, research by the Guardian has revealed."
Link to Original Source

China might not be behind the attacks on Google

click2005 click2005 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

click2005 (921437) writes "An error-checking algorithm found in software used to attack Google and other large companies circulated for years on English-speaking language books and websites, casting doubt on claims it provided strong evidence that the malware was written by someone inside the People's Republic of China."
Link to Original Source


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